Gaye Sandoz | 10/30/2013 12:26:02 AM
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BATON ROUGE - The LSU Food Incubator has received a $20,500 grant from Louisiana Economic Development.
The state agency is providing the money for the purchase of commercial processing equipment to serve incubator tenants, says incubator director Gaye Sandoz.
The money will be used to buy a 150-gallon stainless steel tank and blender to increase production capabilities for the incubator's growing number of tenants in the food processing industry, she says.
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:49 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Oct 14, 2013 12:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has a new tool to help young businesses get cooking.
The Business Incubator has been around since 1988, but its Food Incubator got a new kitchen facility in Ingram Hall on campus in early August.
It saves entrepreneurs thousands of dollars by providing them with equipment, food scientists and marketing experts.
"It gives you a chance to bring a homemade recipe to market," said Courtney Harding, a Food Incubator tenant. He says he can mass produce his pralines at the facility without losing his home made touch.
"It's a benefit to be able to pick up the phone and speak to someone about any issues that you're not too sure about," said Harding.
The Food and Business Incubators have been successful in molding young businesses, creating more than 10,000 jobs in about 25 years.
Will Edwards, owner of The Kolache Kitchen, leaned on the Business Incubator to draft business plans, talk to banks and find a building to set up shop.
"I'm sure they got annoyed with me at times, because I was calling them everyday," said Edwards. "It's a lot easier having them connect me to a bank than walking in there with a business plan and a suit."
Posted: Aug 15, 2013 5:47 PM by Jacob Krasnow
Updated: Aug 15, 2013 6:02 PM
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